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asmfan



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Do you use this OS? Do you like it? What do you think of it?
Beryl window manager (now Compiz-Fusion) installed on Ubuntu
//P.S. Is Beryl available as default intergface when booting via LiveCD? Can't check it cuz it doesn't have my VGA card drivers on CD. And i don't want to mess with full setup & install. But watching this amazing beauty of Beryl... ahhhh... yummy

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Post 11 Dec 2008, 20:46
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Post 11 Dec 2008, 21:34
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asmfan



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Not necessary to know internals. Both OS use GUI as i noticed from LiveCD. Quite user-friendly (even on 800*600@61Hz (?!) /on CRT!/ booting from old Ubuntu LiveCD without appropriate VGA drivers inside CD alas ((..ahh).
Anyway i impressed with Beryl & Compiz-fusion projects and need to know if they shipped with new [K]Ubuntu inside and do they work as default while bootong with LiveCD... if yes then it is definitely much better looking than any windows made till now. Effect of "Wobbly Windows" says for itself (according to wikipedia & youtube:) not me).
Post 12 Dec 2008, 08:30
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DJ Mauretto



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Hello Wink
I have installed Ubuntu one year ago,but never used Smile ,
in the default package ( Live cd) there is no beryl interface, i downloaded separately.
Linux has many problem with driver, is like a Hobby OS more advanced,but with same problem of driver.

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Post 12 Dec 2008, 10:37
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kas



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I work on both win and linux platforms. I used to used Debian on the nix side but since about four of five years ago I swapped to using Ubuntu.

The thread asks about Kubuntu specifically - but as I understand the only difference between Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu etc is the desktop manager.

As I really hate Gnome... the name, the size, the relative slowness and the philosophy behind it etc... I thus much prefer and use, the lightweight Xubuntu distribution instead (which by the way is also stylish enough to have the occassional mac user look over my shoulder and ask what I'm using!)

Specifically with regards to the KDE desktop - that ships with Kubuntu - it has a very stable dev cycle and I believe it's considered to be the most win32-like and is definately the best for developer apps/utilities.

As to some of the other mention to struggling with drivers/installation etc... I can't say that on countless Dell, and sony installations - I've ever had a anything that wasn't handled by the Ubuntu's default install. ymmv of course.... particularly with specialised cards. Smile

Anyway, hope this is some help,

Kas.
Post 12 Dec 2008, 19:38
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kas



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...and as to the 3d desktop thing... personally I think it's a bit distracting. I think the linux desktop developers involved perhaps got so sick of people talking about how ugly linux looked that they went a bit overboard on this particular look/feel!

Just an opinion Smile

Kas.
Post 12 Dec 2008, 19:51
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drhowarddrfine



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DJ Mauretto wrote:

in the default package ( Live cd) there is no beryl interface,
Depends on which Linux distro you install. Ubuntu has it installed by default but you can turn it off, or use less features. It is also highly configurable; more than most people have time to mess with.
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i downloaded separately. Linux has many problem with driver, is like a Hobby OS more advanced,but with same problem of driver.
Because the vendors don't supply a Linux driver not due to anything with Linux. For a "hobby OS", Linux runs 3/4 of the internet.
Post 12 Dec 2008, 20:00
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drhowarddrfine



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As you may have gathered from kas, you don't have to run Gnome or KDE or Fusion at all. There are quite a few window managers out there that are lighter, faster, more flexible/customizable, etc.
Post 12 Dec 2008, 20:01
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asmfan



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I'm trying to find here a person who drived this OS to it's maximum glance of appearance which I saw on youtube)) And this appearance from /once was bored people:)/ turned completely free & even free shipped on CD(!). OS & LiveCD together - cool. thing into thing. Once impressed by youtube want to know those who really turned this beauty on on this K/Ubuntu. And to hear is it overlooks Vista or any in daily use?
Even not having drivers i managed to boot LiveCD and got automatic support for my ADSL internet router /alas not VGA:(/ Surfed some (on 800*600@61Hz) Very nice. Asked for the latest OS CD build. Now waiting for updated drivers aboard)
This my old Ubuntu disk lied dusty on a shelf till i downloaded free antivirus cd image from Dr.Web lab and it turned that it based on Linux) And i remembered that i had one on my shelf too. So this thread appeared with ubuntu as phoenix from ash) In couple of month will see the progress with drivers onboard. Hope it will be wonderful LiveCD (still don't want to mess so deep with it.... or maybe should i...?)
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